American Auto Sitcom Renewed For A Second Season9
NBC has renewed popular sitcom American Auto for a second season.
American Auto follows the story of the fictional Payne Motors, a struggling Detroit-based car company loosely inspired by General Motors. Justin Spitzer, the writer and executive producer of the hugely popular NBC comedy Superstore serves as the lead writer for American Auto, while Aaron Kaplan, known for his hit “American Housewife” series on ABC, is the executive producer. The second season of the show will air during NBC’s 2022-2023 content window starting this fall.
In its description for the show, NBC says American Auto is “set at the headquarters of a major American automotive company in Detroit where a floundering group of executives try to rediscover the company identity amidst a rapidly changing industry.” The show stars Ana Gasteyer as Payne Motors CEO Katherine Hastings, with Jon Barinholtz, Harriet Dyer, Humphrey Ker, Michael B. Washington and Tye White serving in supporting roles.
American Auto has an average user rating of 5.9 stars out of 10 on Internet Movie Database. The highest-rated episode in the ten-episode first season, entitled ‘Commercial’, received a score of 8 stars out of ten. The synopsis for this episode says it follows Katherine and the team as they “re-shoot a commercial to make it more inclusive of the LGBTQ+ community.” The Pilot was the lowest-rated episode in season one at 6.4 stars out of ten.
American Auto is produced by Universal Television in association with Justin Spitzer’s Spitzer Holding Company and Kapital Entertainment. The second season of the show will include a 13-episode run, making it longer than the 10-episode opening season. It will air this fall.
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It was an ok show. Season 2 might be the last, unless they can inject some energy into it that’s for sure. I think a dealership oriented show would do better, using The Office format.
That is actually a good idea!
How bout it the way the salesman leaves to check with the boss like there negotiating for you but really doing a line of blow with him and after the 4th time going back to the boss he realized the buyer left to go to a Japanese dealer 😆
I thought the show was great; better with each episode! Looking forward to more ‘laughs per minute’ in 2d, 3d, 4th, etc seasons. Hopefully the characters will be developed as the show continues, and additional characters to reflect our society? ‘Thumbs up’!
Just more anti American trash from the left coast
Not sure if it’s just based on GM, which I suppose is exemplified by Gasteyer’s character. There’s a fair bit of Ford in there, too, with the character whose grandfather started the company (I think the one played by Barinholtz?).
I think the show is hilarious.
I agree. Everyone keeps saying “…loosely based on GM”, but all I can see that remotely resembles GM is there is woman CEO. Definitely seems from a history aspect that the company more closely resembles Ford.
There’s so much available material for a show like this (DE&I overload, extreme focus on costs over quality, mgt. by politics & intimidation, promotion by race & gender, mgt. incompetence, true believers and real workers buried throughout organizations, etc., etc.). It’s the first fictional TV show I’ve watched since Ally McBeal.